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Chicago Symphony Orchestra,

founded in 1891 when businessman Charles Norman Fay invited the German-born conductor Theodore Thomas to establish and lead a new city orchestra; he conducted it until his death in 1905. Orchestra Hall, designed by Daniel H. BurnhamBurnham, Daniel Hudson
, 1846–1912, American architect and city planner b. Henderson, N.Y. He was trained in architects' offices in Chicago. In that city he established (1873) a partnership with John W.
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, was built for it in 1904 with funds raised by public subscription; the hall is now part of Symphony Center, which was completed in 1997. Frederick StockStock, Frederick
(Friedrich Wilhelm August Stock) , 1872–1942, German-American conductor and composer. He came to the United States in 1895 as a violist in the Chicago Orchestra and became (1899) assistant conductor.
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, Thomas's assistant, succeeded him and conducted the orchestra until 1942. Rafael Kubelík (see under Kubelík, JanKubelík, Jan
, 1880–1940, Czech violinist. Kubelík studied with Otakar Ševčik at the Prague Conservatory. He made his debut in Vienna in 1898 and was thereafter internationally acclaimed for his great virtuosity and dramatic power.
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), its conductor from 1950 to 1953, was followed by Fritz ReinerReiner, Fritz
, 1888–1963, American conductor, b. Budapest. After serving as conductor of the People's Opera in Budapest (1911–14) and the Court Opera in Dresden (1914–21), he came (1922) to the United States as conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony
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, who conducted until 1962. Sir Georg SoltiSolti, Sir Georg
, 1912–97, English conductor, b. Hungary. He made his conducting debut in Budapest (1933) and later led orchestras in Switzerland, Germany, and France. Solti gained fame as music director (1969–91) of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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 conducted from 1969 to 1991 and was succeeded by Daniel BarenboimBarenboim, Daniel
, 1942–, Israeli pianist and conductor, b. Buenos Aires, Argentina. He made his debut in Buenos Aires at seven. His family settled in Israel in 1952, and he studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Academy and with Nadia Boulanger and others.
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, who served as its conductor until 2006. Bernard Haitink subsequently served as interim conductor, and in 2010 Ricardo MutiMuti, Riccardo
, 1941–, Italian conductor. Principal conductor of the Maggio Musicale (1969–81) in Florence and of the Philharmonia Orchestra (1973–82) in London, he became (1977) principal guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and succeeded (1980)
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 became principal conductor. The orchestra plays a summer season at Ravinia Park, in the suburbs north of Chicago.
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Solti, born in Hungary and considered one of the most dynamic conductors, turned the Chicago Symphony into one of the world's foremost orchestras.
Macy's Gives will also partner with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the 10th consecutive year to present Macy's Day of Music (formerly Marshall Field's Day of Music) on Sept.
March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rotary International, violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman and guest conductor James DePreist join members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to present the Concert to End Polio to benefit the global effort to eradicate this disabling childhood disease.
A soloist with many orchestras, she also was an accomplished chamber musician, performing throughout the Midwest and on the West Coast with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Sir Georg Solti, the vigorous and exacting Hungarian-born conductor who shaped the Chicago Symphony Orchestra into a gleaming virtuoso instrument during his 22 years as its music director and who won more Grammy Awards than any other performer, classical or pop, died Friday while visiting Antibes, in the south of France.
I have owned several recordings of this work, my favorites being those by Fritz Reiner and Pierre Boulez (both recordings feature the Chicago Symphony Orchestra).
The program garnered rave reviews and drew eager audiences in excess of 5,000 at each showing at its premieres last summer at Wolf Trap with the National Symphony and Ravinia with the Chicago Symphony.
CONTACT: Raechel Alexander of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, +1-312-294-3093, alexanderr@cso.
She was soloist with many orchestras and played chamber music throughout the Midwest and on the West Coast with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Sir Georg Solti, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic; Jesus Lopez-Cobos, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.
The performances on ``Exile'' come from London's prodigious catalog, including such maestros as Sir Georg Solti, Charles Dutoit, James Levine and David Zinman and such ensembles and soloists as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Borodin String Quartet, Itzhak Perlman and Kiri Te Kanawa.
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